Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Travel Guide & Travel Infrmation

Tamil Nadu is one of the two southernmost states in India, the other being Kerala. It is one of the 28 states of the country. Also known as the Land of the Tamils, Tamil Nadu is famous for its historic Hindu temples and the Bharata Natyam dance variety. Carnatic music and Tamil cuisines also make the state one of the favorite tourist destinations in Southern India. The state housed a number of empires including the Chola, Pandya, Chera, and Pallava empires that prospered during the ancient and middle age in India.

Geographical location of Tamil Nadu

The state of Tamil Nadu is located between 13.09° North latitude and 80.27° East longitude. The state is situated in the southernmost point of the Indian Peninsula and shares its boundaries with the states of Karnataka, Kerala, and Andhra Pradesh and the union territory of Pondicherry. It is edged by the Anamalai Hills, the Nilgiri, and Kerala to the west, Eastern Ghats to the north, by the Palk Strait and Gulf of Mannar to the southeast, the Bay of Bengal to the east, and the Indian Ocean to the south.

Some interesting facts and figures about Tamil Nadu

  • Area: 130,058 km2 or 50,216 sq miles.
  • Climate Summer: Maximum temperature 40°C and minimum temperature 28-29°C.
  • Climate Winter: Maximum temperature 30°C and minimum temperature20-21°C.
  • Rainfall: The average annual rainfall in the state of TN is close to 945 mm..
  • Largest city: Chennai
  • Capital city: Chennai
  • Population: 72,138,999 (2011)
  • Chief Minister: J. Jayalalitha
  • Languages Spoken: Tamil and English
  • Best season to visit: From October to March.

State symbols

  • Animal: Nilgiri Tahr
  • Bird: Emerald Dove
  • Tree: Palm Tree
  • Flower: Gloriosa Lily

The major places of interest in the state of Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu is mostly popular for its Hindu temples with Gopurams, a unique aspect which is rarely witnessed in other parts of the country. Bharatanatyam, glass paintings, sculptures of gods and deities, silk sarees, bronze figurines, and rock-cut temples make it one of the top-rated tourist destinations in India. Tamil Nadu for long has been a hub for promoting Hinduism. People come here to visit the hill stations and temples, eat delicious vegetarian cuisines, and experience the natural beauty. The most famous tourist attractions in the state of Tamil Nadu are as follows: Read More….

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How to Reach Tamil Nadu

By Air: Chennai International Airport is the major international airport in Tamil Nadu. The airport offers over 169 direct flights to 19 nations on a weekly basis. Following Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai and Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, Chennai is the third busiest airport in the country. The percentage of increase in number of passengers is 18% and it also ranks as the 2nd biggest cargo airport in India, following Mumbai. Tiruchirapalli International Airport and Coimbatore International Airport are the other two international airports in TN. Madurai International Airport serves as a customs airport. The domestic airports are Tuticorin and Salem Airport that join their corresponding cities to the other places in India. Read More….

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